The Dangers to Our Planet of Meat & Dairy

The news media and the world are becoming increasingly aware of the damage animal agriculture inflicts on the climate and our environment. Rarely a week passes without mention of the need to shift our diets away from meat and towards plants, for the survival of future generations. Catch up on some of the most seminal news stories below.

Featured News

January 3, 2018 | The Economist

Plant-based “meat” is so tasty that Europe’s meat industry has to bite back

Since opening its first shop in The Hague in 2010 a Dutch vegetarian butcher has been developing plant-based products that look, smell and taste like meat. But the company is now coming under attack for its labelling.
January 3, 2018 | LA Times

Eating for your health is also better for the environment, study shows

So, you want to reduce your carbon footprint? You might consider improving your diet. It turns out that healthy eating isn’t just good for your body, it can also lessen your impact on the environment.
January 3, 2018 | Bleacher Report

Derrick Morgan and His Wife, Charity, Inspire Titans to Embrace Vegan Diet

The Tennessee Titans took one step closer to earning their first playoff appearance since 2008 by improving to 8-4 with a Week 13 win over the Houston Texans. Some of their players have credited a vegan diet to better results.
August 2, 2017 | Civil Eats

Beyond Meatless Mondays: 5 Ways to Get More Plant-Based Food on American Plates

Arguments for eating less meat (or none at all) have long been waged along health and ethical lines, bringing together nutritionists and animal rights activists. Growing concern about climate change has lately folded environmental arguments into the mix.
August 2, 2017 | Civil Eats

A Fresh Idea to Improve Food Access

Fresh Truck's mobile market in Boston is more than just a mobile supermarket; the nonprofit is working to get nutritious foods into the hands of people who lack access.
August 2, 2017 | Quartz

We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

Chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care spending. And many of those diseases and conditions are linked to our food choices.
August 2, 2017 | Fortune

How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

With America preparing to exit the Paris climate accord, mayors and governors are setting their own climate goals, protests are erupting, and social media is all atwitter. But the reality is that combating climate change is largely a matter of personal responsibility.
August 2, 2017 | YES! Magazine

A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food

It didn’t matter that no scientist was ready to make a call on what caused the break. The reality is that climate change is getting worse every week, and policymakers are ignoring one of the biggest factors.
August 2, 2017 | The Guardian

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” on record in the Gulf of Mexico.
June 14, 2017 | Civil Eats

Eat Less Meat: A Small Change with a Big Impact

Industrial agriculture is reshaping the world, from our atmosphere to our dinner plates. Familiarize yourself with the current landscape. Meet your meats.